Lucky in love? Do you dream of a vintage rustic wedding style with fresh flowers and naturally distressed wood? Why not pair our Antique Luck (the design of the month!) with your subtle Irish wedding style. We promise this letterpress wedding invitation is definitely worth its weight in gold.
(Photo Credits: Style Me Pretty)
It’s hard to believe that it’s already March, but that means it’s time for a new design of the month! This month’s featured design is Antique Luck, and the entire suite is on sale now for 10% off (or 20% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!). Aimee O’Boyle, the designer behind Antique Luck, gave us some insight on the design (and some special inspiration on Pinterest, too!).
I am really quite fond of the idea of using old traditions in a wedding. While most people think of things like wearing a white wedding dress, not seeing the groom before the ceremony or having something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new, I like the idea of taking it a step further and including some lucky symbolism on the paper goods. Did you know that the four leaf clover petals represent faith, hope, love, and luck? And did you also know that if you found an old horseshoe with nails still in it, the number of nails determines how many years of prosperous luck you will have? I think its really very sweet to add some “lucky” touches to the big day like this. I just adore the symbolism behind the four leaf clover and horseshoe and knew that I had to use those images in my design. To give it an authentic vintage vibe, I incorporated hand drawn illustrative elements, like the ribbon banner, and paired it with a really clean stripe, which can be found on some of the coordinating pieces for this design. The combination of fonts really speaks to vintage playbills and posters and I think it adds the perfect touch to the overall design. — Aimee
Now that we’ve got the back-story on this amazing design, we’ve got ideas for you to make it your own! Check out the customization ideas below to see how our team of designers reimagined this invitation.
The fine print: promotion is exclusive to the Antique Luck design suite and does not apply to the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2013 in order to receive the promotion.
Aimee O’Boyle‘s Istanbul Lace design lends itself to being foil stamped really well – it’s just so decadent and ornate. Combined with some soft shell letterpress ink and a striped liner, this set’s quite a looker.
letterpress ink: shell | foil: gold matte | paper: 2-ply white | card size: f8 | envelope liner: sea stripes pattern in shell | customization #: 16096 |
Lovely lace and a bit of fun, bold colors make our Ursula design an easy pick for your upcoming “I do’s”!
urusla customization = inks: coral + charcoal | font: jubilant | calligraphy: maura hand calligraphy | paper: white | invite size: F8 | liner: diego in jade | original design by Aimee O’Boyle | customized by in-house designer Racheal Bumbolo |
embellishment suggestions: edge paint in jade
(Photo Credits: ruth eileen photography)
Mix and match! This custom letterpress wedding invite shares design elements from two different invitations- the Ollie pattern in champagne and the Amelie bird motif in watermelon. Get inspired and create your very own personalized invitations!
amelie + ollie customization = inks: watermelon + champagne | fonts: norah + slim pickens | paper: white | invite size: f8 | liner: rustic woodstock in watermelon ink | amelie original design by Ellie Snow | ollie original design by Aimee O’Boyle | customized by in-house designer Brenda Fox
embellishment suggestions: edge paint in watermelon
(Photo Credits: Bridal Musings)
This customization is sure to make you swoon! Incorporate a lovely, organic feel with wildflowers, herbs, fruit and topiaries overflowing from the details on your invitations to the rustic yet elegant table decor.
enya customization = inks: taupe + chartreuse | fonts: grace + garamond | paper: ivory | invite size: F-8 | liner: rustic crosshatch pattern in taupe & chartreuse ink | original design by aimee o’boyle | customized by in-house designer racheal decker |
embellishment suggestions: edge paint in chartreuse
Photo Credits: Starfish Studios
Our new collection of letterpress wedding invitations has arrived, and we’ve introduced 83 new invitation designs (plus metallics: foil stamping, foil edging and lots of other cool new embellishments!) for the 2012 wedding season. Since everything at Bella Figura is completely customizable, we thought we’d show you a ‘before and after’ look at some of our favorite new invitation designs to show how a change of color, fonts, and design placement can completely transform an invitation design.
First up: the La Salle invitation design by Ian Koenig. The original design is soft and romantic in camel + pewter inks, and features three fonts, but takes on a completely regal look with new inks (regalia and charcoal), corner rounding, and new fonts: Vessa + Jubilant.
Suggested embellishments: We think this design would look gorgeous with a European formal patterned envelope liner in regalia ink and a coordinating custom postage stamp.
Details: letterpress inks: regalia + charcoal | fonts: vessa + jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: f-8 | corner rounding
Next up: Rustic Jolene – an earthy design with a folk-art feel – is completely transformed with a drastic (but gorgeous) change in design placement. Prussian blue and cornflower blue inks create a stunning two-tone effect, and the square size, corner rounding, and sophisticated fonts complete the look.
Suggested embellishments: a white cotton pocketfold with a monogram letterpress printed in Prussian blue would add a nice finishing touch, along with an envelope liner in our woodstock pattern in cornflower + Prussian blue inks.
Details: letterpress inks: prussian blue + cornflower blue | fonts: daisy + moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: sq-7 | corner rounding
Rococo Elegance, created by Beth Barr, one of our new designers for 2012, takes on a more floral feel in this elegant customization. Hand calligraphy accents and ivory paper give the design a soft, romantic feel.
Suggested embellishments: keep it simple with a European formal patterned envelope liner in taupe ink.
Details: letterpress inks: light peach + taupe | font: botany | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply | size: f-8 | hand calligraphy accents: spencerian style | corner rounding
A little bit of elegance and charm shines in our Jolie letterpress invitations. Royal color tones make this design perfect for that sophisticated snowy holiday event.
jolie customization = inks: prussian blue + antique gold | font: rimini | paper: ivory | invite size: f-8 | liner: european formal pattern in charcoal | original design by aimee o’boyle | customized by in-house designer racheal decker |
embellishment suggestions: pocketfold in opal
(Photo Credits: Sloan Photography)
by Racheal Decker, In-House Designer.
We love the glamorous feel of our Jolie (by Aimee O’Boyle) letterpress wedding invitations that were recently printed in this regal color combination of custom Pantone #233 and antique gold inks. What’s not to love? Matching letterpress printed menus and folded place cards carry on the ornate flair. We love the vintage luxurious look that will echo throughout their Santa Barbara affair!
inks: antique gold + custom pantone 233 | fonts: poetica + nysa| paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: a-7 | edge painting: metallic gold | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: sarah walroth
by Christie Jones, Client Coordinator.
Our modern Chevron inspired Darla letterpress wedding invitations (by Aimee O’Boyle) are softened when paired with a romantic color palette. Charcoal, british rose, shell, cream and sand inks set the scene for this fashionable, dreamy wedding!
(Photo credits: letterpress invitations + cake + dress + table setting).